The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 14 18 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +28
Contract jobs citing SOA 45 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.42% 8.15% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.04% 9.84% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 7
Median daily rate £488 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £481 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
345 376 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 87.56% 82.82% 77.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 216 183
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 43
Median hourly rate £40.50 £32.00 £32.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -5 15 £500 -9.18% 3
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 74 (91.36%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (69.14%) Scrum
3 53 (65.43%) TDD
4 40 (49.38%) Java
4 40 (49.38%) DevOps
5 36 (44.44%) Open Source
6 35 (43.21%) Marketing
6 35 (43.21%) Digital Marketing
7 34 (41.98%) Kanban
8 33 (40.74%) J2EE
9 28 (34.57%) Oracle
9 28 (34.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 28 (34.57%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (34.57%) Virtual Team
10 27 (33.33%) Manufacturing
11 26 (32.10%) Finance
12 25 (30.86%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (30.86%) User Stories
13 24 (29.63%) SAP
14 23 (28.40%) Electronics
14 23 (28.40%) Telecoms
14 23 (28.40%) Programme Management
14 23 (28.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 23 (28.40%) WSO2
15 22 (27.16%) Confluence
15 22 (27.16%) JIRA
15 22 (27.16%) Middleware
16 21 (25.93%) Web Services
16 21 (25.93%) Coaching
17 20 (24.69%) JIRA Agile

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (34.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (27.16%) Confluence
3 15 (18.52%) Apache
4 14 (17.28%) JBoss
5 12 (14.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
7 5 (6.17%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (4.94%) Mule
8 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (28.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (14.81%) Adobe Campaign
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) HTTP
1 13 (16.05%) SSL
1 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
2 12 (14.81%) SMS
3 6 (7.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 12 (14.81%) Big Data
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.47%) QlikView
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) JIRA
2 20 (24.69%) JIRA Agile
3 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
4 18 (22.22%) Subversion
5 17 (20.99%) Jenkins
6 11 (13.58%) Maven
7 9 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.94%) Ant
General
1 35 (43.21%) Marketing
2 27 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 26 (32.10%) Finance
4 23 (28.40%) Electronics
4 23 (28.40%) Telecoms
5 12 (14.81%) Legal
6 2 (2.47%) Automotive
6 2 (2.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Architect
2 17 (20.99%) Developer
3 15 (18.52%) Scrum Master
4 12 (14.81%) Digital Architect
4 12 (14.81%) Digital Marketing Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Java Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.88%) IT Architect
6 8 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.88%) Test Automation Specialist
6 8 (9.88%) Test Specialist
7 7 (8.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Lead DevOps
8 6 (7.41%) Agile Scrum Master
8 6 (7.41%) SOA Architect
9 5 (6.17%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.94%) Agile Coach
10 4 (4.94%) Integration Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Digital Developer
11 3 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.74%) J2EE
2 22 (27.16%) Middleware
3 21 (25.93%) Web Services
4 18 (22.22%) SOAP
5 14 (17.28%) .NET
6 10 (12.35%) XML
7 9 (11.11%) RESTful
7 9 (11.11%) XSLT
8 7 (8.64%) JSON
9 6 (7.41%) Swagger
10 5 (6.17%) HTML
10 5 (6.17%) Play Framework
10 5 (6.17%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (4.94%) Apache Camel
11 4 (4.94%) HTML5
11 4 (4.94%) JPA
11 4 (4.94%) LESS
11 4 (4.94%) REST
11 4 (4.94%) Sass
11 4 (4.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (34.57%) Virtual Team
2 17 (20.99%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (14.81%) Social Media
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.46%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (91.36%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (69.14%) Scrum
3 53 (65.43%) TDD
4 40 (49.38%) DevOps
5 36 (44.44%) Open Source
6 35 (43.21%) Digital Marketing
7 34 (41.98%) Kanban
8 28 (34.57%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (30.86%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (30.86%) User Stories
10 23 (28.40%) Programme Management
11 21 (25.93%) Coaching
12 20 (24.69%) OO
13 18 (22.22%) BDD
14 17 (20.99%) API Design
14 17 (20.99%) Process Management
14 17 (20.99%) Software Delivery
14 17 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (19.75%) Software Engineering
16 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (49.38%) Java
2 9 (11.11%) Perl
3 7 (8.64%) C
4 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.41%) XPath
5 5 (6.17%) Ruby
6 4 (4.94%) Python
6 4 (4.94%) SQL
7 3 (3.70%) Scala
8 2 (2.47%) C#
8 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.47%) VBScript
9 1 (1.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (17.28%) Docker
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (11.11%) Puppet
2 4 (4.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) Oracle
2 24 (29.63%) SAP
3 23 (28.40%) WSO2
4 12 (14.81%) Adobe
5 5 (6.17%) VMware
6 4 (4.94%) IBM
7 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
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